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April 17, 2018

August 2018 Post-Pentecost Worship Planning Series

In this series of texts from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, there are concrete actions that Paul suggests, […]

Lent - Easter - Holy Week
April 24, 2018

September 2018 Post-Pentecost Worship Planning Series

In a day when the fruits of creation are often exploited and so much chaos pervades the world in which […]

Lent - Easter - Holy Week
August 15, 2018

History of Hymns: “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”

By Kelly Tennille Grooms

If you attended Sunday school or vacation Bible school in the United States any time during the twentieth century, you […]

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History of Hymns
August 9, 2018

History of Hymns: “God, How Can We Forgive”

By Kelly Tennille Grooms

In her text, “God, How Can We Forgive,” Ruth Duck (b. 1947) conveys the anguish of both the need […]

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History of Hymns
August 2, 2018

History of Hymns: “Gracious Creator of Sea and of Land”

By Kelly Tennille Grooms

Some people today think of hymns as being “old” or “old-fashioned.” Even regular church attendees say […]

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History of Hymns
July 26, 2018

History of Hymns: “Go, My Children, with My Blessing”

By Richard Walsh

“Go, My Children, with My Blessing” was written for an existing, well-known hymn tune, AR HYD Y NOS. […]

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History of Hymns
June 5, 2018

God of Ruth, Elizabeth and Mary

Lindy Thompson offers this hymn, which speaks of God's love and justice through the example of courageous women from […]

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Topical Music
March 12, 2018

See Our Savior, Crucified

The Seven Last Words of Jesus are a frequently included part of Good Friday services across a variety of Christian […]

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Hymns
January 12, 2018

Forty Days and Forty Nights

Throughout Scripture, "forty days and forty nights" is a frequent theme in events that are significant for the people of […]

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Hymns
December 6, 2017

For God Alone I Wait

Created with the words of Psalm 62, Darren Cushman Wood has penned a hymn for those struggling with grief. Especially appropriate […]

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Christmas/Epiphany
October 26, 2017

Songs of Solidarity: Protest Songs for a Loving Church

During times of conflict and unrest, people stand together in love, knowing that goodness is stronger than evil. Sing these […]

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Topical Music
October 26, 2017

2018 Worship and Music Planning Calendar

Calendar with lectionary readings for each Sunday in 2018, as well as special days and times throughout the year. For pastors, […]

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General Music Articles
August 18, 2015

Copyright and Licensing for the Church Musician

These documents can be used either for personal learning or to lead a class in presenting important parts of the […]

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Copyright & Licensing